Lessons For Littles:
Do you love to have coordinating read-alouds and guided reading books with different levels? Coordinating graphic organizers and foldables to use with either the guided reading books or read aloud? How about writing to text writing prompts that are also differentiated? Vocabulary cards? Sight word flash cards for each level of reader? Plus pocket chart activities and science as well? Centers that are differentiated and coordinated to the topic of study? All at the perfect level for your “beginning/emergent readers”? Then, this is the series for you! (And I love that it is non-fiction and uses many real photos!)
In this packet
Specifically in this mini unit you will find the following:
-A discussion “hook” activity to kick it all off!
-a read aloud that uses real pictures
-3 levels of emergent readers (using real pictures) to use in guided reading in color and black and white (easy, medium and hard-with varying levels of length and complexity of vocabulary.) All of the texts cover the same basic material/topic. Predictable text. Color coded by level with matching sight word flash cards for easy guided reading planning!
-circle maps in color and black and white (8 in all - 4 color/4 black and white)
-14 “t-chart” (can, has, is) in color and black and white: The farm. the horse, the cow, the pig, the sheep, the goat, the chicken
-11 foldables to use for collecting information as you go back into the text.
-3 different “Trifoldables” activities to use with the guided readers or as a follow up fun writing activity
-3 Surveys: Have you ever been to the farm? What is your favorite thing to do at the farm? What is your favorite farm animal?
-2 Writing prompts about the beach to write about what they have learned- each prompt is scaffolded in 3 ways for differentiation
-“K-W-L Farm chart to use all along the way in color and black and white
-vocabulary cards to use for the read aloud/guided reading/writing/word wall
-Pocket chart activity matching upper to lowercase letters and response sheet
-Spin a beginning sound game- spinners with letters and children pick the picture with the correct beginning sound. (Use as a center or fun “warm-up activity” for your guided reading
-Mixed up/scrambled sentences (using real photos) and 2 different response sheet so it may be used in a center (can also be used in guided reading and full group)
-“Write the Room” cards using real photos and 7 different response sheets to differentiate this activity
-Farm animal babies-a series of cards for matching momma to baby; baby name to definition; cards with name, picture and definition. I have also included 4 different foldables to use with this series of cards (differentiated, so you can chose the correct one for your students.) and a worksheet matching momma to baby.
Common Core standards:
SL.K.1 I can participate conversations with my friends.
SL.K.4 I can describe things and events.
SL.K.5 I can add drawings to add details.
SL.K6 I can be understood when I speak in class.
LK.1 I can print my letters.
L.1.2d I can spell words by using common spelling patterns.
W.K1 I can write my opinion about something.
W.K2 I can write about something I know.
RL. 1.1 I can answer questions about key details in a text.
RL. 1.1 I can demonstrate understanding of the central message of the text.
RI. 1.2 I can identify the main idea and retell key details.
RI. 1.7 I can use the illustrations and details in the text to describe its key ideas.
RI. 1.10 I can read informational texts.
Depending on how many of the coordinating activities you decide to use, this unit can a few days to more than a week! With this high interest topic, your children will be engaged and having fun while getting much needed exposure to informational non-fiction texts! The best part is it is all designed and coordinated together, so in this one resource, you will have much of your full group/shared reading, guided reading and even some centers planned out and ready to go! (Send home one of the black and white copies of the emergent readers and you have homework, too!)